A Regulated Healthcare Profession
Massage therapy has been a regulated health care profession in British Columbia since 1946 and is currently legislated by the government under the BC Health Professions Act.
The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders of the soft tissues and joints by manual and physical methods to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function to relieve pain and promote health.
BC Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are primary healthcare professionals, committed to providing the best care possible.
Medical physicians often refer their patients to a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) because massage therapy is both accessible and effective in the treatment of their patients’ conditions.
Massage therapy can help at all stages of life, providing relief for many common conditions such as:
Headaches and migraines
RMTs provide an assessment, differential diagnosis, and prognosis of specific soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions.
During treatment, your therapist may use any of the following techniques/modalities:
Deep tissue massage
Active and/or passive stretching
Hot or cold applications